The Office Season 6 Episode 2 (09/24/09)
Jim sits down with David Wallace to discuss something important and private. Michael opted out of the meeting and immediately regretted it.
He attempted to casually reinsert himself into the discussion and inevitably ended up having Andy hide him in a cart and wheel him into the conference room under the guise of delivering a savory cheese spread.
By the time the cheese was delivered, Wallace and Jim were done with their discussion. Jim seemed pleased with how things went and left, letting Wallace pull Michael into his office to talk about the meeting.
Wallace wanted Michael’s input on Jim’s job performance, so he produced a report written by Toby. It was not good.
When Jim found out Michael botched both of their chances at a promotion, he encouraged Michael to call Wallace and try to sway his decision.
That only resulted in Wallace getting pulled over for talking on his cell phone, which obviously made the situation worse instead of better.
Jim had some leverage though. When he pitched his idea to Wallace, he mentioned that he had a job offer that he was seriously considering.
Not wanting to lose Jim from the company, Wallace talked to corporate and presented an idea to Jim and Michael, which might solve everything.
Essentially, Jim would be promoted to co-manager, putting him at an equal level with Michael. He’d oversee the day-to-day office life and Michael would resume managing the client-end of the job.
Since Scranton absorbed the now shut-down Buffalo branch, there’s more than enough work to be managed. Michael was apprehensive to share the title of boss with Halpert.
David put the decision on Michael, telling him that if this didn’t work for him, they could try something else but that they really didn’t want to lose Jim.
The B-story is Dwight and Toby investigating Darryl’s personal injury claim. After Darryl reported that he hurt his knee falling off a ladder in the warehouse, Dwight refused to believe him and insisted that Toby look into the matter.
Dwight convinced Toby to swing by Darryl’s house to see if he was really hurt.
They cruised by the house and spotted a person whom they believed was Darryl carrying a big bag of dog food.
Toby, enraged, screamed something about eating all of that dog food themselves at the person, who turned out not to be Darryl but rather, Darryl’s masculine looking “baby sister.”
Darryl and his sister showed up at the office to file a complaint about the harassment.
When Dwight and Toby went to confront them in the warehouse, Dwight saw two of the warehouse people using the lift as an elevator and quickly deduced that this was how Darryl hurt himself.
Darryl tried to deny it but when Dwight insisted they look at the security camera footage, Darryl confessed.
Toby tried to resolve the issue by convincing Dwight and Darryl to drop both matters but naturally, neither was willing to do this, which meant Toby had to file a ton of paperwork on the harassment and the misuse of company property issues.
Pam spent the episode trying to get RSVP’s to her wedding, which is taking place in Niagara Falls. Unfortunately, for them, most people seem to be willing to attend.